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Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq

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Publisher Comments:

This collection of groundbreaking series of articles for "The Atlantic Monthly" is a powerful expos of the Bush administration's numerous failures of planning and execution, from the lead-up to the Iraq War to the bungling of the occupation afterward.

Review:

"Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, compiles in this slim volume a series of five articles he wrote for that magazine between 2002 and 2005, which collectively won a National Magazine Award. Along with an original introduction and afterword, the essays systematically chronicle the mendacity, insularity and incompetence of the Bush administration while developing and implementing its Iraq policy. Relying heavily on inside sources and declassified documents, Fallows (National Defense) shows that, before the war, the government had ample intelligence to forestall many of the disastrous consequences of the occupation, but Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and others ordered their subordinates to ignore the reports. 'Bush's Lost Year' addresses a topic that has received little attention: the effects of the buildup in Iraq on the campaign in Afghanistan and the broader war on terror. 'Why Iraq Has No Army' studies one decision that has hampered the war effort ever since. For avid news readers, little will be new, though 'Will Iran Be Next?' — an account of a high-level discussion convened by the Atlantic Monthly — may pique more interest. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

James Fallows is The Atlantic Monthly's National Correspondent, and has worked for the magazine for more than twenty years. His previous books include Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, Looking at the Sun, More Like Us and National Defense, which won the American Book Award for non-fiction. He and his wife live in Washington DC.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Fifty-First State?

Blind into Baghdad

Bushs Lost Year

Why Iraq Has No Army

Will Iran Be Next?

Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307277961
Author:
Fallows, James
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Subject:
Iraq History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.92x5.34x.68 in. .58 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fallows, national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, compiles in this slim volume a series of five articles he wrote for that magazine between 2002 and 2005, which collectively won a National Magazine Award. Along with an original introduction and afterword, the essays systematically chronicle the mendacity, insularity and incompetence of the Bush administration while developing and implementing its Iraq policy. Relying heavily on inside sources and declassified documents, Fallows (National Defense) shows that, before the war, the government had ample intelligence to forestall many of the disastrous consequences of the occupation, but Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and others ordered their subordinates to ignore the reports. 'Bush's Lost Year' addresses a topic that has received little attention: the effects of the buildup in Iraq on the campaign in Afghanistan and the broader war on terror. 'Why Iraq Has No Army' studies one decision that has hampered the war effort ever since. For avid news readers, little will be new, though 'Will Iran Be Next?' — an account of a high-level discussion convened by the Atlantic Monthly — may pique more interest. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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